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West Hartford Art League Awards ‘Best of Show’ to Gail Fine at Members’ Juried Exhibit

West Hartford’s Gail Fine at the West Hartford Art League with her “Best in Show” oil painting of her grandfather, titled: “Zaidy.” Photo credit: Joy Taylor
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West Hartford Art League’s Executive Director Roxanne Stachelek announced the winners of the Members’ Juried Exhibit during an opening reception for the art show which runs through Oct. 22, 2017, at 37 Buena Vista Rd., West Hartford.

By Joy Taylor

A damp Sunday afternoon didn’t deter art lovers to attend the opening of West Hartford Art League’s Members’ Juried Exhibit on Oct. 6.

The two gallery spaces at the Buena Vista Road arts organization are filled with outstanding pieces by local artists in oil, acrylics, watercolor, mixed media, photography, and more. As with all art, they are best when viewed in person.

“Best in Show” was awarded to West Hartford resident Gail Fine for the oil painting of her grandfather titled “Zaidy.”

In the words of the juror of awards Virginia Bradley, professor of art at the University of Delaware: “It was a pleasure to review the work for the Members’ Exhibition at the West Hartford Art League. The exhibition represents a broad range of form and content … The Best of Show award’s sensitive and lively use of gesture, pattern, and form stood out from all the entries for me immediately…”

Other winners include: Second Place, Teri Gassman, “Thimble Island Paradise,” $250 Award courtesy of the Helen Heard Wetherbee Fund; Acrylic Painting award, Jeffrey Leitz, “Untitled #10,” $100 cash award courtesy of the family of Nancy Fritsche; Photography award, Susan Cannarella, “Isabel-Cuba & Barber Shop-Havana Cuba,” $100 Gift Certificate donated by J&M Image Works.

West Hartford’s Gail Fine (left) receives the $500 Trustees Award from West Hartford Art League Executive Director Roxanne Stachelek for “Best in Show” for her oil painting titled: “Zaidy.” Photo credit: Joy Taylor

Painting by Jeffrey Leitz, “Untitled #10” took the acrylic painting prize in the West Hartford Art League’s Members’ Juried Exhibit, which runs through October 22, 2017 at the Saltbox and Clubhouse Galleries. Photo credit: Joy Taylor

Photos by Susan Cannarella, “Isabel-Ciba & Barber Shop-Havana Cuba” took the Photography Award in the West Hartford Art League’s Members’ Juried Exhibit, which runs through October 22, 2017 at the Saltbox and Clubhouse Galleries. Photo credit: Joy Taylor

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